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Steve Clarke says John Souttar comeback ‘the story’ of Scotland win over Denmark

Posted Tuesday, November 16, 2021 by PA16 hits

Steve Clarke claimed comeback goal hero John Souttar was the story of Scotland’s thrilling 2-0 win over Denmark which secured home advantage in the first World Cup qualifying play-off game in March.The Hearts defender had suffered injury problems including a relapse of an Achilles issue since winning his first three caps in 2018 and he was a late call-up to the squad for the final Group F ...Full Story »

Scotland beat Denmark to improve hopes of qualifying for World Cup

Posted Tuesday, November 16, 2021 by PA12 hits

Scotland concluded their 2022 World Cup qualifying Group F campaign with a magnificent 2-0 win over runaway section winners Denmark to clinch their place as play-off seeds.Defender John Souttar, a late call-up and playing for the first time since he was sent off against Israel three years ago, raised the roof at Hampden Park with a headed opener in the 35th minute for his first international goa...Full Story »

Scotland seal long-awaited World Cup playoff spot with Maldova win

Posted Saturday, November 13, 2021 by ESPN33 hits

Scotland booked their place in the 2022 World Cup playoffs in March with a 2-0 away win over Moldova at the Zimbru Stadium on Friday. A year to the day that Scotland qualified for Euro 2020 with a dramatic playoff penalty shootout win over Serbia, manager Steve Clarke's side took one step closer to reaching next year's Qatar World Cup, too. The country last appeared at the tournament in 1998. ...Full Story »

Stoke matchwinner Jacob Brown backed to make big impression with Scotland

Posted Sunday, November 07, 2021 by PA11 hits

Stoke boss Michael O’Neill hailed striker Jacob Brown as he capped a week that saw him earn a first international call-up to the Scotland senior squad with the only goal in a 1-0 win at Luton.The 23-year-old celebrated his inclusion in Steve Clarke’s squad by scoring in the 34th minute, sliding home Romaine Sawyer’s cross from close range for his fifth goal of the season.And O&...Full Story »

Courts tips Charlie Mulgrew for Scotland recall after Tangerine dream display

Posted Sunday, October 24, 2021 by PA12 hits

Dundee United boss Tam Courts lavished praise on Charlie Mulgrew and did not rule out a Scotland recall for the veteran.The 35-year-old was the provider as Ryan Edwards opened the scoring in a 2-1 win against Motherwell at Tannadice with a sublime piece of skill and cross before netting what proved to be the winner after the Steelmen had equalised through Tony Watt.Tangerines boss Courts admits ...Full Story »

Lyndon Dykes rescues Scotland with late winner to put play-off spot in sight

Posted Wednesday, October 13, 2021 by PA26 hits

Lyndon Dykes rescued Scotland with a dramatic late winner against the Faroe Islands to put Steve Clarke’s side within 90 minutes of a World Cup qualifying play-off spot.The Scots travelled to Torshavn on a high after a terrific 3-2 win over Israel at Hampden Park on Saturday, but the visitors found it all a bit of a struggle.However, but with four minutes of normal time remaining a cross f...Full Story »

Steve Clarke admits VAR decision was key as Scotland beat Israel in thriller

Posted Sunday, October 10, 2021 by PA32 hits

Steve Clarke admits he prayed that referee Szymon Marciniak would use VAR to give Lyndon Dykes the goal that helped Scotland to a dramatic 3-2 World Cup qualifying win over Israel.Eran Zahavi put the visitors ahead at a sold-out Hampden Park with a curling free-kick in the fifth minute before midfielder John McGinn levelled in the 29th minute with a drive.Munas Dabbur restored Israel’s lea...Full Story »

Scott McTominay sends Scotland into raptures with late winner against Israel

Posted Sunday, October 10, 2021 by PA36 hits

Scott McTominay’s stoppage-time winner secured Scotland the most dramatic 3-2 World Cup qualifying victory over Israel at a soggy Hampden Park.On a day when relaxed Covid restrictions meant a capacity crowd of around 50,000, Israeli striker Eran Zahavi dampened down expectations after less than five minutes when he curled in a free-kick.Midfielder John McGinn levelled in the 29th minute wi...Full Story »

Scot Gemmill takes positives from Scotland Under-21 performance in Denmark loss

Posted Friday, October 08, 2021 by PA34 hits

Scot Gemmill felt Scotland Under-21s showed real spirit to compete with their Denmark counterparts despite suffering a 1-0 defeat in their European Championship qualifier at Tynecastle.The visitors claimed a deserved victory courtesy of an early strike from Gustav Isaksen to move five points ahead of the Scots after two rounds of Group I fixtures.But coach Gemmill was pleased with the way his yo...Full Story »

Scotland U21s edged out by Denmark in Euro qualifier

Posted Friday, October 08, 2021 by PA27 hits

Scotland Under-21s suffered a blow in their quest to reach the 2023 European Championships as they lost 1-0 to Denmark at Tynecastle.Gustav Isaksen of Midtjylland scored the game’s only goal early on but the impressive visitors could have won more convincingly if they had been more clinical in front of goal.The defeat leaves Scot Gemmill’s team on one point after two games of their b...Full Story »

Steve Clarke feels Scotland ‘deserve more respect’ after key qualification win

Posted Wednesday, September 08, 2021 by PA26 hits

Steve Clarke called for more respect from critics after Scotland pulled off a terrific 1-0 victory over Austria to boost their 2022 World Cup qualifying hopes.After a 2-0 defeat at runaway Group F leaders Denmark and a narrow 1-0 win over Moldova at Hampden Park, it was taken as read that the Scots needed at least one point in Vienna to stay in the hunt with their opponents and Israel for a play...Full Story »

Lyndon Dykes keeps cool from the spot to give Scotland crucial win in Austria

Posted Wednesday, September 08, 2021 by PA22 hits

Scotland’s 2022 World Cup hopes are firmly back on track following a hard-fought 1-0 win over Austria in Vienna.Striker Lyndon Dykes scored a VAR-awarded penalty in the 29th minute – his second goal in two games after his winner against Moldova at the weekend – and Steve Clarke’s side had to withstand a night of pressure in the qualifier to move into second spot in G...Full Story »

Steve Clarke plays down missed chances as Scotland sneak a win over Moldova

Posted Sunday, September 05, 2021 by PA20 hits

Steve Clarke played down Scotland’s profligacy as he described their 1-0 World Cup qualifying win over Moldova at Hampden Park as a “good night” for his side.A close-range finish after 13  minutes by striker Lyndon Dykes against the Group F minnows proved to be enough for three points but the Scots missed several chances to make the night more comfortable.The Scots, with o...Full Story »

Wasteful Scotland secure narrow qualifying victory against minnows Moldova

Posted Sunday, September 05, 2021 by PA13 hits

Lyndon Dykes’ early counter gave Scotland a 1-0 win over Moldova in their World Cup qualifier at Hampden but the victory should have been more emphatic.In front of 40,869 fans a close-range finish by the QPR striker against the Group F minnows proved to be enough for three points but the Scots missed several chances to make the night more comfortable.The win, however,  sets Scotland u...Full Story »

Scotland boss Steve Clarke blames team shape for defeat to Denmark

Posted Thursday, September 02, 2021 by PA29 hits

Steve Clarke insists team shape rather than personnel was behind Scotland’s dismal first-half performance in the 2-0 World Cup qualifying defeat by Denmark in Copenhagen.With right-sided defenders Stephen O’Donnell and Nathan Patterson unable to make the trip for Covid-19 reasons, Clarke sprung a surprise by moving his captain Andy Robertson to right wing-back with Kieran Tierne...Full Story »

Scotland’s World Cup hopes dented as Denmark ease to win in Copenhagen

Posted Thursday, September 02, 2021 by PA22 hits

Denmark struck early to finish off Scotland in their 2-0 World Cup qualifying win in Copenhagen.Steve Clarke’s side were two down in 15 minutes through goals from Daniel Wass and Joakim Maehle and were then run ragged for the rest of the first half.A reshuffled Scotland side with Lyndon Dykes on for the second half showed marked improvement but nowhere near enough to dent the scoreline.Whi...Full Story »

Steve Clarke: Scotland boss signs extension which runs until the end of Euro 2024

Posted Wednesday, August 25, 2021 by Skysports.com36 hits

Scotland head coach Steve Clarke has agreed a contract extension which runs until the end of Euro 2024. The 57-year-old's initial contract was due to expire at the end of the current World Cup cycle. He guided Scotland to the Euro 2020 finals - their first appearance at a major tournament since 1998 - and they drew 0-0 with England at Wembley, but failed to progress due to group stages losse...Full Story »

SNAPPED: Pogba trains with Man Utd in Scotland as PSG continue pursuit

Posted Wednesday, August 04, 2021 by Tribalfootball.com64 hits

Paul Pogba has been pictured training with Manchester United in Scotland. The Red Devils moved up north to continue their preseason preparations ahead of their Premier League opener with Leeds United on August 14. Pogba was granted extended leave after competing with France at Euro 2020. Speculation is rife surrounding Pogba's future at Old Trafford. 
The 28-year-old is entering the final ...Full Story »

Steve Clarke 'committed' to Scotland job despite group stage exit

Posted Friday, June 25, 2021 by 101 GREAT GOALS46 hits

Scotland's disappointing exit The opening day defeat to the Czech Republic was a big hit to the confidence of the Scotland squad who saw the game as an opportunity to get a good start as they looked to progress beyond the group stage of an international tournament. However two strikes, including a wonder goal from Patrik Schick, saw those hopes quickly begin to fade. GLASGOW, SCOTLAND ̵...Full Story »

Croatia 3 - 1 Scotland: Scotland’s Euro 2020 adventure ends with defeat to Croatia

Posted Wednesday, June 23, 2021 by PA31 hits

Scotland’s hopes of winning through to the knockout stages of a major tournament for the first time ended with a sobering 3-1 Euro 2020 defeat by Croatia at Hampden Park.The Scots, playing in their first major tournament since the 1998 France World Cup, needed a victory in their final Group D fixture to reach the last 16 but despite a big effort fell short again.Attacker Nikola Vlasic drov...Full Story »

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